Medicaid

  • Couple thinking about divorce in order to get medical help for daughter

    A Texas Army veteran and his wife are considering getting a divorce in order to qualify for Medicaid and alleviate some of the costs of their daughter’s healthcare. Maria and Jake Grey of Sanger have a daughter with a rare chromosomal disorder. Even with health insurance, the Greys spend upwards of $15,000...
  • Judges ruling tells a lot about new Medicaid requirements! Read More!

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s drive to wean poor people from government benefits by making them work has been slowed by a federal judge framing a fundamental question: Are poverty programs meant to show tough love or to help the needy? U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg in...
  • Virginia passes Medicaid expansion for 400,000 poor people after a 5 year battle

    After a five-year-battle, the Virginia legislature has voted to expand Medicaid coverage for some 400,000 poor people, despite opposition from the White House. The Republican-controlled Senate voted Wednesday in favor of a state budget expanding Medicaid and the House of Delegates, which had previously backed the measure, gave its final...
  • Kentucky Woman Says She’s Concerned About Meeting Medicaid Work Requirement

    Kentucky has received Trump administration approval to revamp Medicaid, including a work requirement for some, and for those who don’t find work, a planned health and financial literacy test that applicants will have to pass. Here & Now’s Robin Young speaks with Teresa Loman, a working mother in Kentucky...
  • Kentucky Gets OK To Require Work From Medicare Recipients

    Poor residents in Kentucky will have to work or do volunteer work if they want to keep their Medicaid benefits after the Trump administration on Friday approved the state’s request to add the requirements to its Medicaid program. The new requirements apply only to “able-bodied” adults who get their...
  • Medicaid Work Requirements Put Trump White House On Defense

    Intense criticism arose Thursday morning to a Trump administration proposal that would allow states to “test incentives” that would require poor Americans covered by Medicaid insurance to work. In a 10-page letter, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it would “support state efforts to test incentives that...
  • Could there now be a work requirement for Medicaid recipients ???

    In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to seek work requirements on Medicaid recipients. Seema Verma, head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said work and community involvement...
  • Local Doctor Barred From Treating Medicaid And Medicare Patients Due To Fraud!

    LAS VEGAS (AP) – A Las Vegas doctor, who was sentenced in July to three years of probation and seven days in jail for gross lewdness involving female patients, has been barred from treating Medicare and Medicaid patients. Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced Wednesday Dr. Jorge Burgos is...
  • Pharmacist charged with medicaid fraud

    A Manhattan pharmacist was busted Thursday for defrauding Medicaid out of millions of dollars — and blowing the cash on luxury goods and plastic surgery, authorities said. Hin Wong, 49, allegedly operated three pharmacies that paid kickbacks to patients to fill their HIV/AIDS prescriptions, which Medicaid reimburses at $2,000...